The National Trust has commissioned Cornish Artist Callum Mitchell to lead Gorthwedh: an contemporary art project considering 'Why is this place special to you? Comprising an original film and scenic new temporary outpost on the coast, people are invited to visit and share their thoughts, feelings and experiences in this exploratory project. Watch this page for details and follow social media for updates.
Gorthwedh: art project
The Tin Coast is a place of many contrasts. It’s abundant with nature, wildlife and geological riches as well as having a visible legacy of mining history dating back thousands of years.
‘Why is this place special to you?’ This is the question asked by Callum Mitchell, a Cornish artist commissioned to lead ‘Gorthwedh’: an evolving arts project running throughout 2019.
Gorthwedh means ‘contrast’ in Cornish, and this project reflects on the area’s industrial past, its social changes and its meaning to residents and visitors today.
Gorthwedh original film teaser
Join us to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences of the landscape surrounding you in this exploratory project on the Tin Coast.
" “By working with Callum and Falmouth University to collect and present people’s connections to the landscape, we deepen our understanding of the Tin Coast so we can care for the place with the community in mind.” "